ARTsmart Fall Gala & Fine Art Auction - ARTsmart Fall Gala & Fine Art Auction -

Celebrating the Arts is a full-time enterprise in Santa Fe. When it involves children, the importance of those celebrations becomes even more germane. ARTsmart New Mexico’s annual Fall Gala & Collector’s Fine Art Auction brings some of the biggest names in local art together with their vision of a better tomorrow via an auction preview brunch, followed by an evening of fine art and, yes, celebration.  The ARTsmart Fall Gala takes place at Bishop’s Lodge Auberge Resort on Saturday, November 12, 2022, 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

It has been said, and many understand, that children are our future. Exposing them to the Arts at an early age promotes a more well-rounded view of the world they inhabit, while playing an important part in Santa Fe’s economic and cultural communities. ARTsmart New Mexico has been leading the way since 1997, with programs designed to bolster the art education of Santa Fe’s youth, through classes, scholarships, and the extremely popular Visiting Artists in Schools program.

Connecting local artists with teachers, to introduce new skills, media, concepts, diverse cultures, and aesthetic frameworks to area youth allows students to develop confidence and self-discovery by expressing their own personal voices and ideas through their artwork, exhibits and events. The impact has been tremendous, with students expressing pride in their achievements, and a renewed interest in diverse cultural perspectives. Many then go on to actively pursue connections within their communities, long after the project has concluded.

You can help with their mission to create a better tomorrow, by inspiring and transforming young lives through the visual arts, by attending this uniquely edifying event, which sees artworks auctioned off from Santa Fe’s finest art galleries, including Canyon Road Contemporary, The Signature Gallery, Sorrel Sky Gallery, Tierra Mar Gallery, and more. Among the diverse local artists represented are Alvin Gill Tapia, Nocona Burgess, Jeff Faust, Mark White, Joseph Henry Sharp, Kevin Box, Marshall Noice, Rebecca Tobey, and many others.

The silent auction and auction preview brunch begins at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 12:30 p.m. Artworks appearing in the silent auction include edible art plates, retablos, serigraphs, and much more. Cocktails and a reception begin at 5 p.m., with a curated menu by acclaimed Chef Pablo Najera. The live auction kicks off at 6:30 p.m. A limited number of rooms are also available for those who would like to stay the night, so reservations are a must.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for the ARTsmart Fall Gala & Collector’s Fine Art Auction, visit the website.

This article was posted by David Salcido

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